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All About Developmental Disabilities Names Veronica Rohrlack as Deputy Director
By: All About Developmental Disabilities
Rohrlack has almost two decades of experience in the social services field. She has experience in working with grassroots initiatives, and was recognized for her work in the area of self-sufficiency by the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits. She also received the Easter Seals of Southern Georgia Distinguished Service Award for her work with family support services across the state of Georgia.
“Veronica has an impressive skill set in policy and programmatic development,”
Before joining AADD, Rohrlack worked as a Family Support Administrator for the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities. Prior to that, she was executive director and CEO of Southeastern Youth Services in Altus, Oklahoma, and worked as a clinical counselor at Jackson Memorial Hospital, also in Altus, Oklahoma.
AADD recently took over day-to-day management of the Georgia Community Trust, a not-for-profit entity that assists with financial planning for Georgians with disabilities. The Georgia Community Trust, currently valued at approximately $12 million, with 225 active accounts statewide, is a master trust with separate accounts designed to provide individuals with disabilities with a savings venue that does not affect their state benefits. AADD will grow the trust and launch a series of classes around the state to educate families on how they can use and benefit from the trust’s services.
The AADD Family Support Center will be opening satellite offices in order to provide a dedicated space, services and programs designed to help metro Atlanta families impacted by developmental disabilities work through the challenges they face. Services are available to any family and delivered by a team of seasoned consultants. Issues the team can help families navigate include:
• Providing transition plans for young adults transitioning out of the school system
• Helping aging parents set up a long-term care plan for their adult child
• Providing strategies to address behavioral issues
• Giving waiver application assistance
Rohrlack received her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and criminal justice from Southeastern Oklahoma State University and her Master of Social Work from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
She lives in the Johns Creek neighborhood of Atlanta.